Maybe it’s my anxiety, but it’s concerning. This thought didn’t occur to me until today for whatever reason.
My new home was built in 1800. It’s a big sucker at 3800 square feet, and was commercial for quite a duration of time. Technically, it still is - it’s a three family. My apartment is the whole right side, the other side has two apartments, one first floor, one second floor.
Anyways - I want to fill my first floor with pins. About 10 or so. At an average weight of 250lbs each - that totals 2500 pounds.
3-4 in each room, so a 9x12 room would have approximately 750lbs of pin plus 400 pounds of other stuff and then Eric and a potential guest and around 500 lbs. That totals 1650 lbs of stuff not including walls and floors and such.
According to modern building codes - a floor should be rated for 30-40 lbs per square foot, ergo, the room in the example would be able to support 3,240-4,320 lbs.
However, this home isn’t modern. It’s a Fieldstone foundation and it’s difficult to describe the floor underneath. I attached a couple photos.
There was also a support here when I bought the place - photo attached.
Excuse the hideous plumbing and wiring - it’s all getting fixed/replaced.
In short - is my floor gonna cave in? Please no jokes here guys.